MCW NOW COMPLETING THE FINAL STAGES OF ITS INITIAL OIL SANDS EXTRACTION UNIT IN UTAH.

MCW Energy Group (TSX-V and OTCQX – MCWEF), a Canadian-registered holding company is now into its last assembly/construction phases and anticipates the commencement of testing procedures during the second and third weeks of September. Production is tentatively scheduled for mid-October, which will define MCW’s Asphalt Ridge project as “America’s First Environmentally-Friendly Oil Sands Extraction Project.”

Previous Stages of Completion during 2014 Included These Phases:

All access, entry and other supportive rods were developed and constructed onto and throughout the lease site last October. Since then, the concrete pads and the foundation have been fortified with gravel material to withstand temperatures as low as -40F. Uintah Machine & Manufacturing Co. of Utah, is in the process of completing the fabrication of the unit’s feeding bins, pug mixer and pre-mixing tank.

A conveyor system, pictured at the top of this story, which delivers the oil sands ore has been supplied by another local company and is now awaiting assembly. All structural steel components have been designed approved and ordered from Steel Breeze Inc., another Utah-based company. The four storey super-structure for the extraction unit has now been assembled on site (see photos).

A steel staircase system for easy access has been delivered and installed beside the super-structure. All of the main extraction process components including the extraction column (see photos), rectification column, evaporator, heat exchangers, condenser, chiller and other relevant equipment have been installed on their corresponding concrete pads in accordance with engineering drawings and process system diagrams. The objective of this project is to create and validate an environmentally-safe oil sands extraction system which is scalable for commercial viability.

MCW Oil Sands Recovery, LLC

MCW Oil Sands Recovery, LLC is an oil sands extraction technology company which also owns a key oil sands lease property in the prolific Asphalt Ridge region of Utah. The Company’s strategy is to develop its own oil production inventory, which in turn will provide a steady access to its own, independent oil supply and subsequently, will result in greater flexibility in pricing controls.

MCW Fuels

[Formerly McWhirter Distributing Company]
For 75 years, MCW Fuels has been distributing oil and diesel products throughout western United States and has become one of the leading distributors in the petroleum products industry on the west coast. Established in 1938, MCW Fuels now markets over 150 million gallons of branded and unbranded fuels per year, with 2012 sales totalling $363,300,000, (up from sales of $241,500,000 in 2011 and sales of $188,700,000 in 2010.) Beginning with a single distributorship in Van Nuys, California, MCW Fuels has an aggressive acquisition program underway, purchasing Westco Petroleum Distributors Inc., and Ocean Pacific Fuels Inc. in June/July, 2012.

    

MY VIEW: ENERGY DEVELOPMENT FUELS UINTAH BASIN ECONOMY

Deseret News, Wednesday, Sept. 3 2014

Laura Nelson,
Director, Office of Energy Development, Utah State.

Responsible energy development is a key part of the Utah economy, and it is a driving force behind growth in the Uintah Basin. Our current energy boom is driven by market conditions as well as a technological revolution that has come in the form of new drilling and well-stimulation techniques.

Energy is creating high-paying jobs. Energy jobs in Utah account for 1.4 percent of the state’s jobs — just under 18,000 — but account for 2.6 percent of the state’s total wages. The average energy job in Utah pays nearly double the state’s average wage, and Duchesne and Uintah counties boast the highest median wages in the state.

The Uintah Basin has an astounding 2.7 percent unemployment rate, with thousands of jobs currently available in Duchesne and Uintah counties. As a result, Duchesne County is the second-fastest growing rural county in America, and Vernal is the sixth fastest growing micropolitan area in the nation. In fact, one in five jobs in Uintah County is energy-related, and in Duchesne, that number is one in four. Wages are up not only for jobs directly related to the energy sector, but many indirectly related as well, including construction jobs, transportation jobs and jobs within the hospitality industry.

Our as-yet-untapped oil shale and oil sands resources are by far the largest resources in the country, with an estimated 77 billion barrels of oil recoverable from oil shale, and 15 billion barrels of oil recoverable from oil sands. These are perhaps Utah’s most promising energy resources in terms of future revenue and job creation potential.

Utah is willing — and has proven itself able — to manage its natural resources effectively, but we remain subject to arcane federal regulatory processes that hinder our natural, environmentally responsible economic growth. While the Uintah Basin is particularly harmed by these delays, the area has also shown remarkable innovation and cooperation as many sectors have come together to find workable solutions.

For example, recent road improvements in rural Uintah County were done without using taxpayer dollars but with partnerships that included the counties, commissioners, the transportation authority and industry representatives. These groups proactively identified road improvements important for sustaining development and worked together to make it happen while improving safety and protecting the environment.

A strong partnership between education and industry has also been a key factor in the success of the Uintah Basin. The Uintah Basin Applied Technology Center (UBATC) is placing a high rate of its graduates in the energy industry and related fields. Students now participate in hands-on training with outdoor oil wells, natural gas wells and other industry-specific equipment. Indoors, UBATC has state-of-the-art well-simulation equipment that gives students from all over the world the opportunity to learn and practice a number of real-world scenarios with a top-notch instructor.

GAS PRICES CONTINUE DOWNWARD SLIDE ON A NATIONAL BASIS.

The Good Old Days!

National gas prices continued their ten week slide downwards across the country with several cents reductions. The average price in California for regular gasoline decreased by 2.7 cents from the previous week (in October). Prices averaged $ 3.816 per gallon, with comparative decreases in mid-grade and premium fuels. (Regular: $ 3.816, Mid-grade: $ 3.924, Premium: $ 4.028.

Prices for diesel fuel ranged from $ 4.013 in Northern California, $ 4.010 in Central California and $ 4.055 in Southern California. The national average for self-serve regular gasoline is now at $ 3.457, down .0.2 of a cent from the previous week.

California Factoid: The state’s transportation system includes 33.5 million registered vehicles (cars, trucks, trailers and motorcycles), as well as 170,000 miles of local, state and federal government roads.

SOURCE: ENERGY ALMANAC, CALIFORNIA STATE GOVERNMENT-TRANSPORTATION DIVISION.

MCW….INNOVATIONS IN OIL SANDS EXTRACTION
TECHNOLOGY & OIL PRODUCTS DISTRIBUTION

MCW Energy Group is a publicly-traded Canadian holding company…. a corporate entity containing two companies….MCW Fuels [Formerly McWhirter Distributing Company], a petroleum products distribution company inaugurated in 1938, which has an extensive distribution network throughout the western United States. MCW's second entity is MCW Oil Sands Recovery, LLC, a Utah-based oil sands extraction technology operation with a unique, proprietary, environmentally-friendly technology. The Company also holds a major oil sands lease situated in the prolific Asphalt Ridge region of Utah, which contains a resource of over 50 million barrels of oil. (Source: USDOE)

MCW ENERGY GROUP'S TECHNOLOGY FEATURED IN THE INTERNATIONAL RESOURCE JOURNAL

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